Extraordinary leaders and teachers change the way we perceive the world. The very best lead us by their example. 93-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch is a living advertisement for how to tap into our human potential. She is unique in her ability to overcome the effects of aging to control her body and mind in harmony with Yoga’s principles. Join Tao’s first workshop in Harlem. Be inspired by Tao’s presence and expert teaching, and hear stories about her extraordinary life. All are welcome – from seasoned yogis to new beginners. Following the Gentle Yoga Workshop, there will be a Conversation with Tao guided by Dr. Terri Kennedy, founder of Ta Yoga – which operates the first yoga studio in Harlem. Tao’s first meditation book/CD, Reflections: The Yogic Journey of Life will also be available for purchase. Bring your own mat – if you don’t have one, we will have a few extra on hand.
Tao Porchon-Lynch was an early film star and model, Tao was one of the first women to study under yoga masters B.K.S. Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois. She has over 70 years of yoga practice and more than 45 years of teaching yoga to students in India, France and the U.S. She has trained and certified hundreds of yoga instructors, since founding the Westchester Institute of Yoga in 1982.
Tao has also been a lifelong proponent for peace. She marched with Gandhi, worked in the French Resistance under Charles de Gaulle, and with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In May 2011, she shared the stage at the Newark Peace Education Summit with His Holiness The Dalai Lama. In addition to yoga, her current passion is ballroom dancing. She has been featured in various media from CNN and NBC to The Washington Post.
With Dr. Terri Kennedy at Power Living, Saturday, November 5th, 2011,1:00pm – 3:30pm, find out more here.
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